Kathy Webb BVSc (Hons) BA MANZCVSc (Medicine of Horses)
Kathy moved to the district in 1987, loved the area and the community and married a local cattleman. Her interests are with all species, though especially with horses, cattle and camelids.
Qualifications and accreditations include:
- Membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists (Medicine of Horses)
- Full Year CVE course in Medicine of Horses
- FEI 4* Endurance Veterinarian
- FEI 4* Endurance Treatment Veterinarian
- AERA/QERA Endurance Veterinarian
- Post-Graduate Horse Dentistry Course including Power Float techniques
- Accredited in Bull Breeding Soundness Evaluations
- Accredited in Cattle Pregnancy Testing
- Accredited in Microchipping
- Accredited in Hendra Vaccinations
- Accredited in Restraint by Tranquillization Darting
- Australian Small Animal Veterinarians
- Australian Cattle Veterinarians
- Equine Veterinarians Australia
- Sheep, Camelid and Goat Veterinarians
Presently, Kathy is also undertaking study towards a Masters in Animal Studies (Farm Consultancy) and regularly participates in veterinary seminars and update courses as available either on-line or at venues. .
Kathy also enjoys helping with the cattle on the home property “Gibbarnee”, on the upper reaches of the Brisbane River, and keeps an eye on the workhorses Cookie-Man and Monty, plus 2 filllies. Kathy has recently purchased a purebred Arabian mare called Tapestry, who is very beautiful, and has been bred to a Quarterhorse stallion by Artificial Insemination at the clinic. At home, Kathys' family includes 3 boys (Bruce, James and Ryan), 2 happy little dogs (Buttons and Harry), and 2 attention-seeking cats called Pippa and Ben Rogue. Kathy has also ticked off a few boxes on her 'Bucket List', with being a member of the Nanango Ladies Panthers soccer team which won the Grand Final in 2013, and competing in two triathlons as the swimmer for Team Nanango Country Vets in 2013/14 being major personal achievements. Currently, as a member of the local Taikwon Do group, Kathy was very pleased to pass testing in November 2017 to achieve a yellow stripe white belt. As to whether any of this strenuous foolhardiness continues, is anyones' guess... Kathy also loves to travel.
Karrie Ashby Veterinary Assistant
Certificate II in Animal Studies; enrolled Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing
Karrie has been an integral part of the Clinic team for over 5 years, and having spent one year working away as a jillaroo in the Gulf in 2016, is now completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing with us again whilst working here full-time. Karrie originally completed a school-based traineeship through the local High School, gaining a Certificate II in Animal Studies at the end of 2014, then joined the staff as a qualified veterinary assistant.
Karrie has 2 dogs, a Boxer named Rambo and a Border Collie named Rascal, plus has now added a little Dachshund called Amani (expensive tastes!). Karrie loves to ride her horse Jewels....when she can catch her. Karrie now also has a Clydesdale named Belle, who is quiet and steady, beautiful...but slowwww. Attendance at Campdrafts, Rodeos, PBR Competitions and Ute Shows occupy most of Karries' spare time.
Serena Barber Veterinary Assistant
Enrolled Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing
Serena hails from Wondai and clearly loves horses. Having completed work experience with the clinic in 2009, Serena continued on staff as a veterinary assistant for some time. Serena then concentrated on her Miniature Horse Stud 'Painted Crystal Miniatures', competing at both State and Nationals as a member of the Australian Miniature Horse Society, the Miniature Horse Association of Australia and the Independent Miniature Horse Registry. Apart from owning 13 miniature horses and 2 American Shetlands, Serena shares her home (figuratively speaking) with 2 dogs, a Sharpei x called Dory, and a Border Collie called Pup, and a Large White pig called Piggly-pig. Serena has now re-enrolled in her nursing studies and hopes to complete her Cert IV by the end of the year.
Ryan works part-time on Mondays and Tuesdays. Ryan has grown up as a son of the clinic and really enjoys helping the Veterinarian (his mum) with all things veterinary. We greatly appreciate our clients saying hi to Ryan and encouraging him with his job. Ryan spent 2016 at TAFE learning numeracy, literacy and hospitality, and is now learning how to answer the phone and help out with the many jobs inherent in a Veterinary Clinic. Here he is pictured with one of the family dogs Harry (who's actually a girl dog but named after Harry Potter).